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What can glucosamine do for you?
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Agree with Wikipedia
The possible effects of glucosamine sulfate in patients with osteoarthritis may be the result of its anti-inflammatory activity, [50][51] the stimulation of the synthesis of proteoglycans, [52] and the decrease in catabolic activity of chondrocytes inhibiting the synthesis of proteolytic enzymes and other substances that contribute to damage cartilage matrix and cause death of articular chondrocytes.

In brief: Agree with Wikipedia
The possible effects of glucosamine sulfate in patients with osteoarthritis may be the result of its anti-inflammatory activity, [50][51] the stimulation of the synthesis of proteoglycans, [52] and the decrease in catabolic activity of chondrocytes inhibiting the synthesis of proteolytic enzymes and other substances that contribute to damage cartilage matrix and cause death of articular chondrocytes.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. John Evans
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not much
Glucosamine benefits are hard to scientifically measure.
It seems to help joint pain in about 50% of people who take it. The dose level is unclear and the purity of commercial preparations is unclear as well. The proper dose has not been worked out. So the use of glucosamine is still murky scientifically.

In brief: Not much
Glucosamine benefits are hard to scientifically measure.
It seems to help joint pain in about 50% of people who take it. The dose level is unclear and the purity of commercial preparations is unclear as well. The proper dose has not been worked out. So the use of glucosamine is still murky scientifically.
Dr. John Evans
Dr. John Evans
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
In brief: Rebuild cartilage.
The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight.
So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. MSM is not necessary and adds to the cost of the product.

In brief: Rebuild cartilage.
The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight.
So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. MSM is not necessary and adds to the cost of the product.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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